The new law also allows those convicted under the old law to clear their names.
Those who had to register previously as sex offenders for consensual sexual encounters with a person under the age of 17 can ask the court to review their case.
Even if the person charged is cleared of the charge, lasting damage to the older person's career and reputation may result.
An adult who mistakenly believes that a young person is over the age of 17 when the young person is actually under the age of 17, can be charged with a sex crime. Even under the new laws, there is still the possibility for young lovers to run afoul of the law.
When the two rekindled their relationship, it was a violation of the young man's probation, which led to the young man being sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.